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An Artist's Inspiration

Stop-Motion Animation: An Artist’s Inspiration

Turns out the easiest way to garner attention from just about everyone from students to professors is as simple as playing with Barbie and Ken dolls around campus.

Tasked with a stop-motion animation for my Intro to Digital Media course at Cornell University, I created a narrative not far from my own experiences at college. Overall the project was staged and created over eight days during which I recorded audio on a digital handheld audio recorder, staged the dolls with ample duct tape, floss, and luck, and captured each section with a Canon 5D MkI camera.

The final animated sequence was composed, edited, and animated using Adobe Photoshop CS5.

I had a great time creating this lighthearted film and enjoyed my first forray into the world of stop-motion animation.

Patch: Colin Budd

In the News: Artist Colin Budd featured on Pine-Richland Patch

Patch: Colin Budd

Photo Credit: Wendy Compernolle

A new article on AOL’s Patch site for the Pine-Richland area features Colin Budd for his works and his successes in the 2010-2011 Scholastics Arts and Writing competition.

Colin, who earned one of only five “American Vision Best of Show” awards in the county as well as a “Gold Key Portfolio” award for his art portfolio and a “Silver Key Portfolio” award for his photography portfolio.

In addition, Colin Budd earned two “Gold Key” awards, three “Silver Key” awards and six “Honorable Mention” awards for individual art and photographic works.

Colin, along with his friends from Pine-Richland High School’s well-regarded AP Art program proudly accepted their awards on February 12, 2011.

For more information on his successes and the works submitted, see the fantastic write-up in AOL’s Pine-Richland Patch article here: